MHG57113 - WWII Buildings - Invergordon Dockyard


WWII buildings at the Invergordon Dockyard.

Type and Period (1)

  • MILITARY BUILDING (Second World War - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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WWII buildings at the Invergordon Dockyard.

The building was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. During WWI land was reclaimed on the shore, by filling in from approximately the Central pier to Oakes Villa Stores. Railway lines were constructed along the shore to the east for transporting infill material. A WWI aerial photo shows few buildings in this area during WWI. However, by WWII there are a number within the area, as shown by a wartime plan in private collection and aerial photos. The infill area was for the most part taken over by the M.O.D., with a line running south from Shore Road. In the infill area to the east of the Admiralty Pier a railway line ending in three spurs is shown in an aerial photo from 1930, but only one building near the end of the pier. On a WWII plan in private possession there are several buildings shown. Two side by side rectangular buildings oriented east-west are shown just inside the M.O.D. boundary on a WWII plan in private possession. The legend is illegible. An aerial photo probably dating to the early 1960s shows both as a single storey building. The two buildings are shown with black roofs roughly half way between the end of the Admiralty Pier and the large Boiler Shop. They are both there in a 1978 aerial photo on the Invergordon Archive (no. 649). <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7112 6853 (42m by 21m)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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